For more than 20 years Stonewall has led the way in campaigning for equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain. Today our fight to tackle homophobia is no less vital than when we started. Our main priorities today are pushing for equal marriage, tackling the epidemic of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools and working to support lesbian, gay and bisexual people worldwide.
Ten years ago we helped the repeal of Section 28, which made it illegal to ‘promote’ homosexuality in schools. Other notable achievements are:
- Introduction of civil partnerships and securing an amendment to the Equality Act to allow ceremonies to be conducted in religious premises
- Equalisation of the age of consent
- Lifting the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military
- Securing legislation to allow same-sex couples to adopt
- Protecting lesbians and gay men from goods and services discrimination
We’ve achieved a lot but there’s still so much to do.
By joining us on the Brighton Equality Walk your support will go a long way towards achieving our vision of a Britain where one day every lesbian, gay and bisexual person will be afforded the fair treatment and respect he or she deserves – at home, at school and at work.
- Equality in law. We continue to lobby for marriage equality, for an end to the blood donation ban and we are working to tackle homophobia worldwide.
- Equality in health. Our Health Champions programme tackles homophobia within the health service, for both patients and staff.
- Equality at school. Our Education for All campaign works with young people, teachers and the government to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
- Equality at work. We work with over 600 major employers to ensure that equality for LGB people remains a high priority in all sectors.
- Equality in the media. We work to promoting fair and representative coverage in the print and broadcast media.
For further information visit the Stonewall website.